Real Madrid have to fight hard before being able to pick a 2-1 victory from hosts Alaves in the sixth week of La Liga competition at Estadio Mendizorrotza on Saturday (23/09/2017) afternoon local time.
Clinical finishing from Angel Correa and Yannick Carrasco in the second half gave Atletico Madrid a 2-1 win away to Athletic Club Bilbao, who saw a first half penalty from Aritz Aduriz saved by Jan Oblak and who pulled a late consolation goal back from Raul Garcia.More news: Russian helicopter accidentally fires rocket at onlookers
As expected, it was the visitors that dominated the ball in the early stages, but Alaves were a threat in the final third, with Munir's movement in the final third causing Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane problems at the heart of the Real Madrid defence.
Sergio Ramos almost doubled the visitors' lead after Cristiano Ronaldo cleverly chipped a free kick into the box, but the unmarked defender had his header saved.More news: Sindhu downs Okuhara to clinch Korea Open
The first of Ceballos' goals came in the 10th minute after a brilliant cut back on the edge of the box from Marco Asensio.
Real Madrid's number seven looked certain to be sending the away side 3-1 ahead in the 63rd minute after curling a handsome effort towards the far corner, but the post saved Alaves as the 32-year-old was denied once again. However, Ceballos scored minutes later to restore Madrid's lead after a gift from Pacheco.
Manuel Garcia's 40th-minute goal temporarily drew Alaves level. Alaves, meanwhile, are next in La Liga action away to Levante next weekend.More news: Features of the New Apple iOS 11 Release Available for iPhone & iPad